On Monday, one of my favorite bloggers, Shay the Mix and Match Mama, shared a story about one of her closest friends Manda Maxwell, who is bravely fighting cancer for the 3rd time.  She is a wife and mother of two young children. I got permission from Shay to share her blog post with all of my readers so we can support and help any way we can.

Maxwell Family


A Go Fund Me donation page has been set up in Manda’s name and all the money will go directly to help her family with medical bills and other necessities. There is also a Facebook page where you can get updates and continue to pray and support Manda and her sweet family.

Manda has a great group of girlfriends supporting her and her family and I would love for my readers to support them as well.



For the full story please head over to Shay’s blog.

Today is Mesothelioma Awareness Day!


About a week and a half ago, I was contacted through my blog email ( by a lady named Heather asking if I would use my blog to spread the word about Mesothelioma Awareness Day which is today, September 26th! Here is the email she sent me:

 “My name is Heather and I am a wife, mother, and a mesothelioma survivor. When my daughter was 3 ½ months old, I was diagnosed with this rare and deadly cancer, and given 15 months to live. Despite my grim prognosis, I knew that I needed to beat the odds for my newborn daughter, Lily. It’s been 7 years now and I feel that it’s my duty to pay it forward by inspiring others.
In honor of upcoming Mesothelioma Awareness Day (September 26), I want to use my personal story to help raise awareness of this little known cancer, and to provide a sense of hope for others facing life’s difficult challenges. I would love it you would help me spread awareness by sharing the campaign page on your blog so hopefully your readers will participate! My goal is 7,200 social media shares – your support will help get me there!”
Here is the link: www.
What an inspiration she is to women everywhere! I love the example she is setting for her daughter. And it’s great to hear stories about people beating the odds and living through such tough experiences and being able to give hope to others who are struggling.
So please spread the word, check out the website, and watch Heather’s video (her enthusiasm and fighting spirit is contagious!) We can all help spread awareness by doing our little part. I am so honored that Heather would come to me and allow me to share her story and try to help in any way I can.